Harry Bertoia (American, born Italy, 1915-1978). <em>Vase</em>, 1937-1938. Brass, metal, 9 3/4 x 4 x 2 7/8 in. (24.8 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.160.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.160.3_bw.jpg)


Artist:Harry Bertoia

Medium: Brass, metal

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Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 4 x 2 7/8 in. (24.8 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 85.160.3

Image: 85.160.3_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Vase, brass and other metal. Made from seven extruded brass tubes of varying diameters surrounding a wide center tube. All tubes the same height. The spaces between the tubes filled with unknown white metal. The bottom fitted with a brass plate of conforming shape. CONDITION: Considerable surface wear including scratches, old fingerprints and tarnish. Polish (?) build-up on all surfaces where tubes meet. Numerous minor gouges to base.

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